Mosaic CD Picture Frame

Broken CD frameLooks like mosaic glass, right? It’s actually just an old CD cut up and glued to a wooden frame and painted with green metallic paint.

1. Use a heavy duty scissors to cut a couple of old CDs into 1/2″ strips, and then into 1/2″ squares. Care needs to be taken to keep the shiny film from peeling off one side of the CD. It needs to stay on to keep the iridescent look to the tiles.
2. Glue a double row of the CD squares to a wooden frame using tacky glue. It is important that you glue them with the shiny film side down, so the clear side is left on the top. This sample is one of the $1 frames currently sold at Michaels. Let the tiles dry.
3. Paint the entire frame with Moss Pearl “Dazzling Metallics Elegant Finish Paint”, also sold at Michaels. This paint is the best, I wouldn’t try to substitute as most paints don’t have this bright metallic quality.
4. Print a digital portrait in black and white on paper. Color the picture with pencil crayons as desired. I recommend the Prismacolor pencils because they are softer than the average brand and make a much brighter color on any paper. Trim your photo to fit the frame, place, and enjoy your colorful holiday portrait!

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  1. Mary
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    This is just the kind of project I was looking for, for my afterschool art classes. I had promised a couple homemade gifts for the holidays and these will be wonderful.

    As always, great job! You are always posting fantastic ideas and lessons.

    Thanks,

    Mary

  2. katiebird
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    woah!!! What a WONDERFUL idea! This looks great!

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